Tyler Davis scored seven goals and set up two in the Wallaceburg Red Devils' 15-7 win over the Welland Generals in Saturday's season opener.
Davis powers Red Devils in opener
Tyler Davis scored seven goals and set up two in the Wallaceburg Red Devils’ 15-7 win over the Welland Generals in Saturday’s season opener in the Ontario Jr. ‘B’ Lacrosse League.
Tanner Cole added two goals and four assists before a crowd of 303 at the Ken Houston Memorial Agricultural Centre in Dresden.
Hunter Santsche had two goals and two assists, Cam Bechard also scored twice, Mason Whiteye and Landon Allaer added singles, and Kellen Franquist had three assists. Cecil Jacobs was the winning goalie.
The Red Devils led 8-1 after one period. The Generals dressed only 15 players, five below the limit.
The Red Devils are starting the season with a six-game homestand. Their next game is against the Windsor Clippers on Tuesday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in Dresden.
Vanroboys scores in Game 1 win
Lucas Vanroboys of Thamesville scored the first goal for the Prince George Spruce Kings in a 3-1 win over the Vernon Vipers in Game 1 of the British Columbia Hockey League final Friday in Prince George, B.C.
He was held off the scoresheet Saturday in a 4-1 win in Game 2.
The next two games are Tuesday and Wednesday in Vernon, B.C.
Vanroboys has four goals and five assists in 15 playoff games.
Simonton Barnett fourth at worlds
Chatham native Shelley Simonton Barnett coached Nexxice to a fourth-place finish at the world synchronized skating championships Saturday in Helsinki, Finland.
Paradise, from Russia, won gold. Marigold Ice Unity and the Helsinki Rockettes – both from Finland – won silver and bronze, respectively.
Burlington-based Nexxice won silver at the Canadian championships this season. Nexxice also won gold at Trophy D’Ecosse and the Spring Cup.
Simonton Barnett coaches the team with Ann Schelter.
Turnout rises at badminton series
Three gyms were needed to handle the 310 players competing at a weekly elementary school badminton series Friday.
Tournaments were held at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court, Chatham-Kent Secondary School and St. Clair College’s Chatham Campus HealthPlex.
At ESPC, the winners were: Camryn Dieleman, Chatham Christian, girls’ singles; Daniel Norton, Winston Churchill, boys’ singles; Zara Belanger-Pepper and Sofia Makinen, Ste. Catherine, girls’ doubles; George Ansell and Elliott Yong, Ste. Catherine, boys’ doubles; and Declan Waddick and Sydney Mailloux, Ste. Catherine, mixed doubles.
At CKSS, the winners were: Ashlynn Spence, Gregory Drive, girls’ singles; David Williams, McNaughton Avenue, boys’ singles; Alex Maryschak and Ana Demartinis, Vanier, girls’ doubles; Gage Leidl and William Seguin, McNaughton, boys’ doubles; and Andrew Goulet and Emma Cowley, St. Ursula, mixed doubles.
At the HealthPlex, the winners were: Taylor L’Ecuyer, St. Philippe, girls’ singles; Owen Caron, St. Philippe, boys’ singles; Hudson Denure and Ryan O’Donohue, Indian Creek Road, girls’ doubles; David Brown and Brayden DeGelas, St. Anne, boys’ doubles; and Abby Brown and Tanner Rush, Indian Creek Road, mixed doubles.
The series ends Friday, April 26, at Ursuline, the HealthPlex and, if necessary, a third location. A junior event will be held May 10.